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donald jr. the son of the president is waking up at the center of the russian investigation into election meddling. on the heels of the much anticipated trump-putin meeting, fallout over plans and more. >> i am sure that vladimir putin could be of enormous assistance in that effort since he's doing the hacking. >> the battle to draw isis from the second largest city is coming to an end. massive flooding is causing major damage in parts of the world and spidey is cleaning up at the box office. "early today" starts right now. >> a bomb
have been looking for. donald trump jr. did confirm he met with a kremlin russian lawyer in the days just before his father clinched the election for president. he was promised damaging information about hillary clinton but he wasn't the only one in the room. also in attendance, paul man fort and jared kushner. a statement read in part i was asked to have a meeting by an acquaintance with an individual who i was told might have information helpful to the campaign. i was not told her name prior to the meeting. that was the end of it and there was no further contact or followup of any kind. my father knew nothing of the meeting or these events. trump jr. also said the lawyers statements were quote, vague
ambiguous and made so sense adding that it quickly became clear that she had no meaningful information. before changing subjects to discuss the adoption of russian children. a statement from president trump's personal lawyer reitlated the president was not aware of the meeting. >> it was a very short meeting. it was a meeting apparently about russian adoption and after about 20 minutes the meeting ended and that was the end of it. >> but just listen to this assessment from former george w. bush ethic's chief. >> the bush administration never would have tolerated this and if this story is true we'd have one if not both of them in custody by now and we'd be asking them a lot of questions because this is unacceptable. this it's self-treason depending on whether the new york times story is true. >> the leaked meeting comes as the president says
the u.s. to work with russia and move past the issue. and also pushing for a cyber security partnership with moscow that's causing concern in parts of washington. we're joined by tracie potts and what is the president proposing and how's the reaction. >> >> reporter: the president walked out of that meeting with vladimir putin saying that he wants to partner with him to form a cyber security unit, in fact, here's his tweet. he says putin and i discussed forming a cyber security unit so that election hacking and many other things will be guarded. here's some reaction from key republicans here on capitol hill. senator obviously will not happen. while the president of the united states would tweet it is inexplicably bizarre he says. from marco rubio,
unit is akin to partnering with ass assad. and more from other republicans. >> it's not the dumbest idea but it's pretty close. he is literally the only person i know of who has any doubt that russia attacked her election in 2016. >> i am sure that putin could be of enormous assistance in that effort since he's doing the hacking. >> reporter: now, this morning the president backing off that a little bit in his latest tweet actually overnight saying that the fact that he and putin discussed cyber security doesn't mean it's going to happen, but that a cease fire talking about the one in syria can and did. >> all right. thank you. breaking overnight a new york state trooper was killed in the line of duty in new york. officials say the trooper was responding to a call of shots fired during a domestic dispute when he was fatally sh
active duty army infantryman has surrendered to law enforcement. his wife was also found dead at the scene. police are now investigating the incident. celebrations have begun as iraq declares victory in its battle to retake mosul. the country's prime minister congratulating soldiers for a successful operation against isis. and yet the fighting continues against the remaining militants who still hold a few patches of ground. we're in london this morning. how close are the iraqis to victory here and what's next for mosul? >> reporter: well, they've been celebrating about iraqis prime minister has been celebrating with troops after they've driven most of isis militant from most of their last strong holds, but as you mentioned, fighting still continues. iraqi forces are pushing to retake the last slither of
militants are holding on to a tiny portion of the old city which is west of the tigris river. a senior iraqi general says his men are closely backed by u.s. coalition air strike continuing to advance and clearing territory in the old city. but they believe there's still hundreds of isis fighters remaining in the neighborhood and they're using their families including women and children as human shields, but the fighting appears to be in the dying stages of what's been a bitter battle that's raged for nearly nine months, but the smile on iraqi prime minister's face i think says it all that this is now finally drawing to a close. back to you. >> all right. thank you. greek police have arrested at least 11 suspects in the killing of an american tourist in a bar brawl. eight of the suspects were charged with homicide with intent. a lawy f
his client will plead not guilty. he says the local resident did hurt the america but claims he did not hit him on the head. the victim was found dead outside of a bar with a serious head wound. he was working on a photo shoot to launch a new clothing line. he was in a greek resort island and the circumstances of the bar fight were not immediately clear, but police say it involved two groups of people including bar staff. well, thisern mooing's commute is about to get a whole lot tougher. amtrak is beginning eight weeks of emergency repairs at new york's penn station today. the project has been dubbed the summer of hell. service will be reduced by 20% for the passengers who pass through penn station every day. that means much longer delays not just on amtrak but also on the new jersey transit and the long island railroad. the repairs follows a rash of issues over the last few months including
and crashes. this morning at least 50 large wildfires in a scorching heat wave have communities on edge there in the west. evacuations are in effect for thousands of people while others are without power to cool their homes. steve is in a fire zone near santa barbara. >> reporter: a fight for control, massive tanker planes trying to contain some of the 50 large wildfires in 11 states from the air. some 5,000 firefighters are now on the front lines of 14 blazes burning across california. including santa barbara county raging out of control. >> this is when the fire behavior starts to really pick up. >> in just one day it's chewed through thousands of acres destroying at least 20 structures including homes. >> it moved at a quick pace through here and it burned really hot. the house that was standing right here didn't have a chance. >> reporter: the flames engulfed the
forcing the staff to evacuate leaving behind several animals. just two miles away campers barely made it out alive at the circle v ranch. firefighters were able to get everyone to safety before the camp was torched. parents relieved. >> they said the phone lines were down and the firefighters were fighting the fire. >> reporter: and in los angeles, flames of a different kind when an explosion at a power plant left 140,000 people in the dark, some waiting 12 hours before it was restored. >> woe don't have anything. we're going to have to sleep in the heat. >> reporter: temperatures expected to cool but not fast enough for crews stretched thin fighting flames on multiple fronts. >> well, temperatures are rising in the midwest which you'll see a dangerous heat wave lasting through wednesday. we're joined with the forecast. good morning. >> good morning. that's right. the heat is building across the midwest and that heat will be sliding to the east. look at the storms right now into i
lightning as well. we're watching for 23 million americans at risk for severe weather and that does include the potential for damaging winds. as this big dome of heat works its way across the country look for hot high temperatures in the triple di triple digits. that's a look at the weather story today. now here's a closer look at the day ahead. very warm in parts of the midwest. but not too bad in new york city. the 90s in d.c. the heat builds as well as the storms across much of the southeast. we'll be watching for the warmer temperatures to really heat up across the midwest and the mid south, frances, with highs climbing into the 90s. watch out for heat advisories in kansas and missouri. thank you. now to one of the worst crashes during the
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stole the show at her granddaughter's wedding. she always wanted her grandparents to be in her wedding but when her grandfather passed away last year it was up to grandma to finish the job. she made her way down the aisle tossing petals to cheers and applause saying it was quote, hard work. >> so sweet to say and i think we're reading into it saying the last time she actually attended a wedding was her own. and to be the flower lady, it was beautiful. >> speaking of weddings how about this for this oklahoma guy who was proposing and wouldn't let getting arrested derail his plans. he was ready to pop the question during a family gathering when police showed up to arrest him on six felony warrants. they put handcuffs, proposal totally happened. she was able to bail him out so how's that for better for worse.
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now on "news4 today," he is accused of take i a selfie with the body. the trump administration and russia. what the administration promised during the a.campaign skbliefrj whap has riders seeing rid. good morning everybody. 4:26 our time right now. you're a sight for sore eyes. how are you? you're tan. >> here i am. good morning everybody. i'm aaron gilchrist. eun yang. after taking last week
black back to work for a lot of us. i hope you enjoyed your week. summertime is back in a big way. temperatures back close to 90 degrees. not just 90 but way up into the 90s. 74 degrees right now. any little rain chances remain way down to the south. that's the weather front that sagged way down to the south. we'll be dry today. here's a look at radar locally. nothing going on as far as your temperatures in the neighborhood. still comfortable in most of the suburbs. into the mid-60s. the warmup starts today. the humidity returns tomorrow. today, hot. upper 80s to 90 degrees town f
comfy by comparison the rest of the week. >> taking a look at this truck fire we've been dealing with for the past couple of hours before pennsylvania avenue, take a look. it's hard to see. it's on the left side of the roadway. two lanes are getting by. not impacting things roadwise as far as travel times so far. hoping to get it out of the way. rest of the beltway looking good. 66 is fine. no major problems. eun? >> melissa, thank you. 4:28 now. prince george's county police are looking for clues out for a deadly double shooting at a busy strip mall around 7:30 last night. the shooting was in one of the
one of the victims ran into the popeye's after being shot. no word on suspects or a motive in the case. investigators could learn how a 4-month-old baby girl died on saturday. investigators say the baby was with family members in a van outside a motel 6. the family may have been living in the van. the medical examiner's office is doing an autopsy to determine how the baby died. breaking news. a new york state super has been shot and killed. angie goff st. getting details. >> the latest information is a u.s. army soldier accused of killing that person in the town much teresa. police saying that trooper joel davis was responding to a shooting last night at a home where another woman was found shot. she died at the
when the police approached the home prk the investigators say that's when he was shot. now, as for the suspect, we learned his name is walters. he's an active duty infantryman at ft. drum. police not releasing what led up to the shooting. eun? >> ang ig, thank you. the man accused of killing his stepfather and posting a selfie with the body could be in court. this happened saturday morning. police found the suspect near central avenue. a chase led them back to buoy where he was arrested police have been to their home before for violence between the suspect and his father. he said to the witness i told you i would do it. once we've learned more we'll alert you in the nbc washington ap app:. d.c. fire officials say someone intentionally set a